Ian Somerhalder and The Vampire Diaries creator Julie Plec don’t see eye to eye when it comes to Nina Dobrev’s return to the hit series.
Plec is currently working on a deal that would bring Dobrev back in the show’s eighth and final season, yet Somerhalder has different plans.
According to Parent Herald, Somerhalder and his wife, Nikki Reed, are actively sabotaging Plec’s plans to get Dobrev back.
The ill feelings between Plec and Somerhalder started during Comic-Con in San Diego last month.
When fans asked about the possibility of Dobrev’s return, Somerhalder shot them down by saying, “No, you’re not gonna get ’em.”
However, Just Jared Jr is reporting that Plec quickly revealed that Dobrev promised that she would return to The Vampire Diaries final season in order to conclude Elena’s story arc.
“Not to put too much pressure on anything Nina Dobrev… but a promise was made,” Plec shared. “An emotional promise that I’d like to see come to life. You heard it here … there have been friendship promises made, and now we’ll see if we can deliver on them.”
Somerhalder didn’t exactly react nicely to the news.
“I thought we had a conversation about that, apparently not,” he said to her.
It’s unknown why Somerhalder doesn’t want to work with Dobrev, though his wife might be one reason.
Dobrev and Somerhalder carried on a heated romance when they worked with each other on the show.
Although they both moved on since their split, it is possible that Reed is worried about her husband sparking a romance with his former flame.
Of course, neither Ian Somerhalder nor Reed has addressed the rumors surrounding Dobrev’s return.
In the meantime, Fashion & Style is reporting that Somerhalder doesn’t want a happy ending for his character, especially one that has Damon Salvatore reuniting with Elena.
“Happy endings don’t happen in Mystic Falls,” Somerhalder shared. “The happy ending I could see is that this girl gets to live her life, never even knowing these two brothers exist.”
In particular, Somerhalder wants his character to go out in a blaze with Stefan (Paul Wesley).
“And when the sun comes up, they should have their final toast, give each other a hug, throw their rings into the sea, and [turn to dust],” he concluded. “That’s a happy ending. They’re in a great place with great lives.”
While it still isn’t clear if Reed is jealous over Dobrev and Somerhalder’s on-screen relationship, Kat Graham recently explained how Reed and Somerhalder are perfect for each other.
Does this mean that Somerhalder’s marriage with Reed is stronger than ever?
“Why I think they’re so perfect is because of their philanthropy,” Graham shared. “They have the same values when it comes to people, how you treat people, how you treat animals, how you treat the world, the environment.”
Regardless of Somerhalder and Reed’s intentions, the wheels are in motion to bring Dobrev back.
“There are discussions going on with Nina,” he explained. “We’d love to have her back. Hopefully, she’ll be back, but should it not work out, Julie has planned a great series finale that will satisfy fans.”
If Dobrev does reprise her role on the show, it isn’t clear how many episodes her cameo will include.
Plec previously revealed that she only wanted to bring Dobrev back “at the very end,” which hints that fans might have to wait until the series finale to Dobrev and Somerhalder reunite.
Season 8 of The Vampire Diaries is set to return to The CW on October 21, check out a preview below.
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